Friday, February 10, 2012

ASCLA online learning

Next Chapter Book Club: An Innovative and Viable Approach to Meeting the Literacy Needs of Adolescents and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30pm CT.
**Registration closes at 5pm CT on Tuesday, February 14.
The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NCBCs include five to eight people with a wide range of reading skills who gather weekly in bookstores, cafés, and, increasingly, libraries. This webinar will describe the NCBC model, which has been disseminated to over 100 cities in North America and Europe.  The webinar will further explore how the NCBC model has been implemented by the Scotch Plains Public Library, which is reaching out to people with disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in a variety of ways. Public librarians, especially those involved in outreach, programming and teen services, high school media specialists, and community members interested in authentic engagement and lifelong learning for people with disabilities will find this webinar to be extremely useful and valuable.
Presenter: Jillian Ober, MA, CRC, of The Ohio State University Nisonger Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities since 2004

“Strategic Planning for Your Online Library Branch”
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central Time
**Registration closes at 5pm CT on Sunday, February 19.
In a world where communication is ever-changing, technology advances more and more rapidly, and budgets are shrinking, many libraries are faced with wanting to extend their services into an innovative online branch to provide enhanced and always accessible services to their communities. Strategic planning is a crucial step libraries must take to ensure their online branch meets the business and technical requirements for the organization, while also addressing the needs of their multiple audiences.
Presenters: Cynthia Colmenares, CEO, Jack Frost Design and Beth Larkins, account manager, Jack Frost Design

Individual registration fees are $40 for ASCLA members, $50 for ALA members, $65 for non-ALA members, and $45 for ALA student members and retired members.
Group rates are available: $99 for a single login, and $38/person for multiple logins (min. 2 people). We also offer excellent rates for state libraries who are members of ASCLA: $69 for a single login and $29/person for multiple logins (min. 2 people). Get more group registration information, including forms, at the ASCLA website.

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